Matmidim Women’s Oral Law – Sukkah Chapter 1
This shiur is open to women who are interested in learning at a high level, and have a serious of commitment to, and motivation in their studies. Students will be expected to prepare materiel for shiurim in advance and to attend classes regularly. The regular shiur will take place three days a week. In addition, Mrs. Berman will meet with a pre-selected group of students from the shiur several times a week for private tutotrials. Students will learn individually in a chavruta with Mrs. Berman, they will practice reading together, and Mrs. Berman will give the student feedback and comments on their progress. Please note that this class requires a minimum of 7 paying students in order to proceed. If this number is not reached, the class may be discontinued.
Matmidim Women’s Oral Law – Sukkah Chapter 1: Lesson 1
We will begin our study of Massekhet Sukkah with a general introduction to the topic. We will study some of the relevant p’sukim which relate to the mitzvot of Sukkot along with the Midrash Halakha. Of course, we will first have to define the term “midrash Halakha” and briefly introduce the basic texts of Torah She’be’al peh.
Matmidim Women’s Oral Law – Sukkah Chapter 1: Lesson 2
Matmidim Women’s Oral Law – Sukkah Chapter 1: Lesson 3
Matmidim Women’s Oral Law – Sukkah Chapter 1: Lesson 4
We will continue studying the Midrash Halakha to Vayikra 23:42. Attached is a version of the Midrash with translation. The classic Rabbinic idiom is highlighted in blue, both in the text and in the translation. What Halakhot does the Midrash derive from each word? The Midrash cites Vayikra 8:35 as a proof text. Look up that verse in context. How does that verse shed light on our verse?
Matmidim Women’s Oral Law – Sukkah Chapter 1: Lesson 5
We will continue analyzing Vayikra 23:42 through the lens of the midrash Halakha. Who is included/excluded from the mitzvah of sukka? How do we know? In the second passage, what is the disagreement between R. Yehuda and the others? What is R. Yehuda’s logic? What is the counter logic? What does the quote from Ezra demonstrate? In the final passage, what does the verse in Dvarim contribute to the mitzvah of sukka?